A family in the community needs our help.
Murray Foltyn (aged 41), married to Claudia (nee Milunsky), has a rare blood cancer and requires an urgent blood stem cell transplant to help save his life. They have a 3 year old son and a 9 month old baby girl.
Previous searches on the worldwide bone marrow database have been unsuccessful and our best chance of a cure is a match with a person of Jewish background.
We are reaching out to you and the power of our community for help in finding a match so that the transplant can proceed. Time is of the essence. Giving stem cells is a non invasive process – similar to giving blood.
Could you be a match?
– aged 18-35
– Do you have Jewish Ashkenazi heritage?
Bonus if from Illford, England, or the village of Halmesh just outside of Trnava (today part of Slovakia) or Morava Ostrava (today close to the border of Poland).
If you fit the above, please go to your local Australian Red Cross blood donation centre and ask to be registered with the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
If you don’t meet these criteria, you can still help by sharing these details far and wide. If you can think of friends or family around the world who fit this criteria, testing is much easier than in Australia and can be done via a cheek swab. International testing facilities can be found by going to https://wmda.info/donor/become-a-donor/
You never know who might be a match!
Thank you so much on behalf of the Foltyn and Milunsky families.
You could be the match we need to save a life